Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SOC Back To School Waterfall Folio Creative Team Post


I get so excited when it is time to share my creations on the SOC (Scraps of Color) blog each month!! If you haven't checked out the blog I encourage you to do so by clicking here ---> HERE. 

How do you capture Back To School Memories?? How about using a super cool Back To School Waterfall Folio. I found a great tutorial on Pinterest so of course I had to try it out!! 


Follow along with this picture tutorial and make one of your own....

 You will need 3 pieces of chipboard. Two pieces cut at 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 for the front and back cover and one piece cut at  3/4 x 8 1/2 inches for the spine. 

 Grab a piece of patterned card stock and cut at 10 1/2 x 12 inches. Score at 1 inch on 3 sides. 

 Take your chipboard and use the adhesive you like best. I used double sided tape around the edges. 

 Lay your chipboard with the adhesive side down on top of the patterned paper using the score lines as a guide. 

 I added adhesive to the chipboard and drew a line from corner to corner to make it less bulky when it is time to fold the paper around the chipboard. 

 Cut the corners off along the penciled lines you previously drew. 

 Fold in the paper over the chipboard making the cover of the book. Run your bone folder down the two inside seams which will be your spine. 

 This is how the book looks folded. 

 Cut an inside piece of patterned paper at 8 1/8 x 9 5/8 to cover the exposed chipboard. 

 This is what it looks like once you have your patterned paper adhered to the inside. 

 Take your bone folder and again go along the seam so you can easily bend the book. 

 Cut a piece of card stock at 7 3/4 x 4 inches. Make sure it coordinates in color with the patterned paper. Adhere it to the back panel of the book. 

 Cut seven pieces of card stock at 4 x 4 1/2 inches. Score the card stock on the 4 inch mark on the score board. 

 I used my corner rounder to decorate the edges and added double sided tape to each scored flap. 

 Start at the top of the card stock you adhered to the back cover of the book and adhere the 7 pieces of card stock making the waterfall effect. 

 You will need 15 pieces of patterned paper cut at 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches. I selected 5 each of 3 pieces of patterned paper. I also used the corner rounder on 2 of the edges and distressed the edges with black ink. Adhered the paper on the front and back side of the waterfall flaps. I plan to embellish the flaps with pictures and cute sayings from the girls throughout the school year. 

 You can make a pocket for the inside left side of the book. I cut a solid piece of card stock at 5 1/2 x 4 1/2. I scored on the 5 inch and 1/2 inch side. I put the none scored side diagonally in the paper trimmer to give it the pocket effect. I cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller to place on the front of the pocket. 

 Here is the inside with the pocket attached. 

 I added a couple embellishments to jazz up the pocket.

 I cut out 3 tags using the CTMH Artiste cricut cart. I added strips of patterned paper, free hand doodling and ribbon to the tags. 

 Up close of the pocket and tags. 

 Up close of the water fall and patterned paper used. 

 Here is the embellished cover. I left a mat to add my girls 2014 school picture. 

 I folded this cool striped ribbon to add some flair to the cover. I love the paper and embellishments. I used CTMH Chalk It Up paper and embellishments as well as some polka dot washi tape. 

 This is a fun pocket holding the tags. The words celebrate school encouragement!! The tags can be easily used for bookmarks. 

Now its your turn to get your Waterfall Folio making on!!! Happy Crafting!! 

26 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Lots of work went into this one. What a cute idea. Would love to see it with pictures added. Nice paper choices.

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    1. Thank you! When I get school year pics I will work through selecting photos and repost later in the year :-)

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    2. Thank you so much for this idea! I have made the most beautiful album! Your pictures and instructions were so easy to follow, thank you again!

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    3. That is wonderful Valerie! Thank you for sharing your feedback. I wish there was a way for me to see your album :-)

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    4. Do you have other tutorials just like this one for different type albums? Your instructions are the best I've seen!

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    5. The previous question was from me Shalana, I have no idea why I put anonymous, lol! Thanks!

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    6. Hi Valerie!! You are so kind!! I am blushing :-) Unfortunately I believe this was the first time I actually tried something a little different in making this folio. Now you have me excited to put up some more tutorials :-) What other type of albums do you like?

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    7. Hi! I like anything similar to this one. I would love to do something with a couple pages inside that fold out, kind of like mini's within a mini. I love the chipboard base for the cover and spine as opposed to something more difficult. The accordian type spines (inside of book) look interesting. If you decide to do any more tutorials, please, please let me know! Thanks a bunch and it's great to meet you!

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  2. Love your tutorials -- directions are easy to follow -- Nice work!
    Thanks - Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen. I appreciate your feedback :-)

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  3. I love this- your "jazzy" touches, flaps, and pockets are super cool. What kind of adhesive do you like to use? Especially for the pocket in the inside front cover.

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    1. Thank you Michelle :-) I normally use ATG gun and Sticky strip when putting these together.

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    1. I am so sorry Angela I don't recall what size I cut the tags. I literally put some paper in the cricut and cut a few and said this size works. No rhyme or reason. I have to remember to take note of that next time. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Wonderful! So easy to follow your instructions and pictures. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you for the feedback Christina :-)

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  6. Shalana, I wanted to tell you, that I made this project, using many of your measurements. You can see it HERE. http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/2015/08/heartfelt-creations-apple-photo-folio.html. Thanks for sharing your folio.

    PS - my family and I lived in Coopersburg, PA for a few years, which is near to you I think. Such a pretty area!

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    1. Hi Gloria!! Thank you for sharing. Your project is fabulous. Yes, Coopersburg is not too far away. Maybe we can get together and crafty. I love meeting crafty people who share the same passion!!

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  7. My mom, a friend and I each made one of these last night using the Zoe paper! All I have left to do is embellish and add photos! We loved it! Thank you so much for sharing your directions! Now I want to make a bunch more!! One for every month, one for every holiday, one for each of my kids for each month of the year, one for each pet... so many ideas!! Great gifts for this year too! Thank you!

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    1. That is awesome!! I would love to see what you guys made. Do you mind sharing a link to your work. I agree it is a great gift idea. Now I am excited to make more. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  8. BEAUTIFULLY done tutorial! Great the step-by-step pics. Pinning for future reference. Gotta make a bunch of these. Sure have enough deco papers and chipboard to do so. TFS!

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  9. I just found this cute idea and THANK YOU for the thorough directions!

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  10. I apologize if you already answered this question, but I did not see it....on the part where you "started at the top of the card stock you adhered to the back cover of the book and adhere the 7 pieces of card stock making the waterfall effect", how far down did you place your first piece and how far apart did you place remaining 6 pieces so they were spaced just as you have them on your waterfall? Thank you.

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Thanks for the comment love :-)